Aaaaaaaand another TWO bite the dust. It has just been announced that Grey's Anatomy will say goodbye to two major characters in Season 14 -- fan favorites April Kepner & Arizona Robbins.
ARIZONA AND APRIL ARE LEAVING AFTER SEASON 14 I AM NOT OKAY SOMEONE PAGE CARDIO 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/SPNjueos8k— Greys Anatomy (@ltsGREYSquotes) March 8, 2018
Many people suspect that actresses Sarah Drew & Jessica Capshaw were let go due to the show's stressed production budget -- and lead actress Ellen Pompeo's $20 million salary.
An executive who works on the show has since attempted to put those rumors to rest, saying the claims that cast changes were in any way related to Ellen's salary renegotiation are "wrong and hurtful and misguided."
[Pompeo tweeted about the rumors, having absolutely NoNe oF iT.]
the first nail in the coffin was mark and lexie's death, the second was when cristina left, and the third was derek's death and now april and arizona leaving just lowered the coffin into the ground there's no way greys can survive this— kara (@sloansavery) March 8, 2018
At the time Jessica joined the show, Arizona Robbins was the only lesbian character on prime time television. Her impact has been incredibly amazing and has helped and brought joy to so many. Thank you @JessicaCapshaw, for everything. 💛— thank you sarah & jessica (@srslycalzona) March 8, 2018
JESSICA AND SARAH FIRED FOR “CREATIVE REASONS” ?! WHAT THE HELL ?— Gi🌹 (@thatmagicsmile) March 8, 2018
How can you fire 2 amazing actresses who portrayed ICONIC characters who helped MILLIONS of teens all around the WORLD?! WTF @GreysABC
Season 30 of Grey's Anatomy will be a long shot of Ellen Pompeo standing atop a pyramid of bodies, a single tear streaking down her cheek https://t.co/Ig25nvuqjY— Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) March 8, 2018
the year is 2050. Greys Anatomy has no characters left. Meredith Grey is 94. Catherine Avery is still being annoying from beyond the grave. Benley are still going strong. Shondaland still thinks we care about interns.— liam pinned (@privatepractce) March 8, 2018
Speechless. I never in a million years thought Arizona and April wouldn't make it to the end of Grey's Anatomy. @JessicaCapshaw @sarahdrew you both gave us your all representing these 2 amazing women. Thank you for all these years. Best wishes for your next adventures! pic.twitter.com/lq1igtLOWs— ㅤ ㅤ (@ThePompeoMethod) March 8, 2018